The Best Shades for Living Room Windows
Cellular Shades: Superior Energy Efficiency and Style
If energy efficiency is a top priority, cellular shades, like Duette® Honeycomb Shades, are an ideal living room window treatment. The cellular design of Duette shades adds a layer of insulation at the window, so you can reduce energy consumption and stay comfortable all year long. You can also opt for the Duette Architella® honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb construction if you want extra insulation.
The great thing about Duette shades is that they come in so many pleat sizes, colors, patterns, textures and opacities that they'll work with any living room décor. You can even combine two fabrics on the same shade for more light control. Or choose the Top-Down/Bottom-Up option that lets you operate your window shades from the top down, bottom up or anywhere in between to enhance your views while still maintaining your privacy.
A Modern Twist on a Classic Roman Shade
For a soft, elegant look in your living room, Roman shades are a modern and clean-lined alternative to traditional full-length draperies. Plus, they're an excellent way to add visual interest if your living room has a lot of whites and neutrals. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, for instance, feature luxurious colors and textures in a wide range of styles and fold sizes.
Want more light control from your living room shades? Try choosing a product that pairs a light-filtering shade with a room-darkening back panel. And since fabrics are available by the yard, you can create decorative matching pillows or other accents for upholstered furniture. An added bonus—Vignette shades have no exposed rear cords for enhanced child safety and a clean look from the outside.
Designer Screen Shades and UV Protection
Even on cloudy days, UV rays can fade and damage your artwork, fabrics and carpet. They can also dry out and bleach your hardwood floors and wood furniture, breaking down the paint or stain finishes and joint sealants. To protect your living room furnishings, solar shades, such as Designer Screen Shades, offer excellent UV protection and come in hundreds of gorgeous fabrics as well as opacities ranging from sheer to opaque and from 14% to 0% openness.
You don't have to stick to solar shades for UV protection though. Virtually all Hunter Douglas shades, blinds and shutters filter at least 75% of the sun's rays when installed over double-glazed glass windows.
The Warmth and Richness of Wood Blinds
Blinds for living room windows are a popular choice because they work well with practically any décor, from traditional to modern. Crafted from rich hardwood, Parkland® wood blinds offer a warm, cozy feel. And the nice thing is that you can customize your living room blinds with a wide selection of finishes, slat sizes and decorative tapes to complement the other elements in your room.
Modern Window Coverings for Large Windows
Do you have huge windows to cover? If so, some of the best window treatments for large living room windows have a vertical design, lending a more contemporary feel to the treatment and to your room. Luminette® Privacy Sheers are perfect for large living room windows and even living room patio doors. Soft fabric vanes combined with vertical sheer panels give you the drama of drapes, but with a modern touch.
Looking for something sleeker? Designed for an expansive set of windows, the clean lines of Skyline® Gliding Window Panels definitely make a statement. Choose from an extensive collection of fashion-forward colors, patterns and textures.
Drapery Ideas for Living Room Windows
You don’t have to limit yourself to one kind of window treatment for your living room. Drapery can add layers of texture when combined with blinds or shades, while also adding a finished look to the space (and preventing light gaps at the sides of your windows).
Try mixing patterns, colors and materials to create a visually interesting focal point. (If you want to mix two prints, though, make sure one is more delicate than the other. Two busy prints could be overkill.) For a streamlined, cohesive look, pair shades and drapery that complement each other. Minimalism more your taste? Use close-to-matching colors for your drapery and shades.
From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.